In 2007, Regina Romero became the first woman to represent Tucson’s Ward 1 on the Tucson City Council. While on the Council, Regina helped lift Tucson out of the Great Recession to its most prosperous decade in recent history, helping spur the creation of thousands of high-wage, long-term jobs. In November of 2019, Romero was elected Mayor, becoming the first woman and first Latina Mayor of Tucson, as well as the only Latina Mayor in the 50 largest U.S. cities. Romero has proven herself to be a champion for issues such as acting boldly on climate change, affordable housing, infrastructure investment, immigrant and workers rights’, and access to a high-quality education.
Mayor Romero has laid out a strong vision for the region’s post-pandemic economic recovery that is reflective of Tucson’s innovation and resilience. In 2020, Moody’s Analytics ranked Tucson among the Top 10 U.S. Cities “Best Positioned to Recover From the Coronavirus” and the Site Selectors Guild identified Tucson among top mid-sized cities for new projects.